Increasing projects’ sustainability
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 2,000 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 3,6 billionhave no access to a basic sanitation service, resulting in avoidable deaths, chronic disease, fewer hours of education and low productivity.
ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 35 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The BIOUP project will undertake the generation of biomethane in one and two stages (in situ, in the digester of the treatment plant itself, ex situ, in trickling biofilters, or through a combination of in situ and ex situ stages) for its integration into the sludge and/or gas line of a WWTP. The ultimate goal is to obtain biomethane to improve the efficiency of the cogeneration groups or to be injected into the natural gas network if appropriate quality is achieved.
The project pursues the development of a power-to-gas solution that will make it possible to obtain a safe and logistically manageable energy vector, such as methane, while contributing to solving the problem of surplus renewable energy, since it cannot be used in certain time slots.
BIOUP is a project coordinated by ACCIONA's Water business with the participation of the University of Valladolid through its Institute for Sustainable Processes (ISP) and CIEMAT, a Public Research Organization attached to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities focused on energy and environmental research.
BIOUP (Project number CPP2021-009086) is one of the 2021 public-private collaborative projects funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and the European Union – Next GenerationEU/PRTR.